Father's Day Message 2013 - When God Chose A Father For His Son (Mat. 1:18-25). A message for all men from the example of Joseph... a man chosen by God to raise young Jesus from boyhood into manhood. Joseph is often overlooked and there are not many sermons preached upon him because prominence is given to Mary who bore the Son of God. But God placed equal importance upon Joseph whose task it was to raise up the Son of God. Fathers have such an important role in raising kids and we all can be inspired by the qualities Joseph demonstrated in his life... because these are the qualities God sought. A challenging message for all young men and Fathers to strive to be the type of man God has planned for you to be in an age when too many men are opting out of fulfilling their duty as a Father.